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Sainsbury’s
Brewed at Shepherd Neame

Style: Bitter
London, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Available in filtered 500ml bottles at Sainsburys supermarkets as part of their Taste The Difference range.

A smooth and fruity beer, bursting with refreshing flavours of citrus fruits combined with rounded, malty notes. This crisp and citrussy beer is brewed using a single hop variety, Earlybird to give a light malty beer with fresh floral aromas.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
chrisv10 (9832) - DENMARK - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle @ FOneFan. Clear deep golden with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel and bread. Flavour is malt, little caramel, little watery, fruit

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rasmus40 (9832) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2011
Clear light amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and moderate hoppy - fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 051111

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
saxo (13455) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are malt, fruits, hops and some caramel.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (15493) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear pale amber color with a small longlasting white head. Has a fruity malty flavor with weak hoppy hints. Fruity malty hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty finish with weak hints of hops in the aftertaste.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
worldbeertaste (1546) - AUSTRIA - OCT 8, 2011
Grass and fruity with some wheat smells. Rusty brown colour with soapy head. Hay, dark malt. Medium body with light carbination. Sour aftertaste. The aftertaste is unpleasent and the general feel is unattractive.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mile (2730) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2011
Bottle. Light amber, small to average and and fully diminishing head. Bottle. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, fruitiness and some caramel, light citrus hoppyness, faint bread. Body is medium, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel with light fruitiness and light citrus hoppyness, faint bread. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, some caramel with light fruitiness, light hoppyness. Lightly sweetish bitter with caramel - nothing special.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilkTork (5109) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2011
Bottle from Sainsbury’s. Initial whiff of bottled hops. Dry beer with sweet caramel notes. Dusty hop bitterness. Fairly typical bottled Shepherd Neame bitter. It’s drinkable, but not impressive despite the brewer’s signature on the bottle.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
maeib (8391) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2011
Bottled. An amber coloured beer. Oh dear! Sweet and sugary with cardboard aplenty. Really obvious pasteurisation boiled sweets notes. Really not my thing.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
swooper (1243) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2011
gift, bottle, nice hoppy aroma, golden, clear, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, nothing special taste, medium body, slick feel, bitter, average carbonation, average beer

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Beth101 (523) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2011
initial smell of cats wee but when settled it became a sweetish hoppy smell.Clear amber with a thin slightly off white head. Bitter not much flavour has a metallic aftertaste.


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